FDOT scraps plan to build electronic messaging sign on historic McGregor Blvd

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Among McGregor's perfectly-lined palms rests a not-so-natural new neighbor. "It would have been an eyesore, for sure. A lot of pain for everyone here on Sandra Dr..
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Statewide college graduation requirements eliminated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Prior to 2009, students eligible for college graduation had to meet minimum requirements in basic reading, writing and math.. or take a state test. "At one time it was very importa..
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Improving bike safety on the road

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

EAST NAPLES, Fla. - Bicyclists sharing a Collier County road are about to get a whole lot safe. The Bayshore Community Redevelopment Agency is funding a project to paint bike lakes..
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Obesity causing slew of health problems in Lee Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A recently released study commissioned by Lee Memorial Health System shows 29% of Lee County residents are obese. That is up from 23% in 2007, when the heal..
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Wet weather means fireworks can go on

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Music to the ears of fireworks fans from Florida's Agriculture Commissioner. There will be no state-wide ban on fireworks this 4th of July weekend. Up until ..
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Longtime athletic trainer Randy Oravetz steps down

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida State trainer responsible for the daily care of two national champion football teams is retiring. The school announced Wednesday that Randy Ora..
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Fla. man killed when car hits his moped in Del.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police have charged a Maryland woman with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after a Florida man died when her car hit his moped i..
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Rains help extinguish fires in peninsular Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida firefighters are still battling more than 200 wildfires, despite rainfall over much of the state. Most of the fires are burning in north Florida. T..
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Law enforcement leaders: Support early education

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Law enforcement officers in South Florida are sending a message to state legislators: Support funding for early education to help reduce crime. Miami-Dade Police Direc..
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Husband of Broward pol gets jail for tax evasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The husband of a former Broward County commissioner has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for income tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Willi..
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US Senate plans Panhandle oil spill hearing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Senate committee is planning a hearing in the Florida Panhandle about recovery from the massive 2010 BP oil spill. The Senate announced Wednesday that..
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Raymond James buying back $300M in securities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two related financial firms based in St. Petersburg have agreed to buy back $300 million in auction rate securities from investors in a settlement with sta..
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Police search for Bentley stolen from Naples dealership

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Police are investigating a automobile theft involving  Ambassador Auto Sales of Naples that took place on Tuesday. At 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Officer Kyle Bradshaw..
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Ex-marijuana smuggler cashed in, paid price

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) - Tim McBride's first night of smuggling pot in 1980 netted him $5,000 in cash. "Rookie pay," he said. He picked up another five grand the next night. "This is ou..
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Judge bars enforcement of Florida campaign law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has issued a final judgment banning enforcement of a part of Florida's public campaign financing law challenged by Gov. Rick Scott. U.S. Di..
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Alligators attack 2 dogs in central Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are warning dog owners to keep pets away from canals or other bodies of water after alligators attacked two dogs in central Florida. ..
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Police nab four teens “car hopping” in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-Four teens were arrested and charged with Loitering and Prowling after "car hopping" in Cape Coral on Tuesday. Cape Coral Police responded to a report of a suspici..
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Poll: Florida ranks third in worst behaved beachgoers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

More than 1,100 people took a TripAdvisor poll and of that group, 74 percent felt that pool and beachgoers violate some form of etiquette. It turns out travelers think Miami Beach ..
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Memorial Service for FGCU Student who Drowned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

A memorial service will be held today on the FGCU library lawn for a student who drowned.  Joel Johnson drowned last week while swimming with friends in the campus lake. ..
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Only on WINK: Hacker calls in home invasion hoax in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- It's something straight out of the movies. A home invasion turns into a hoax in Collier County all because of a hacker. It happened at a home at 2002 Morni..
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